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Puri Info

  • State: Orissa
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • District: Puri

History of Puri

Located in the state of Orissa, Puri is one of the holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus. Puri is a coastal city that stands on the banks of Bay of Bengal. Featuring great architectural building, balanced climate, exotic beaches, beautiful landscapes and historical significance, Puri is visited by tourists all year round.

Puri also holds great historical significance because it is believed to be the land of Lord Jagannatha.

People and Culture of Puri

The major population of Puri consists of Hindus followed by Muslims. Oriya, Hindi and Bengali languages are spoken in this region. Rath Yatra is the most famous festival that is celebrated in Puri and it calls pilgrims from all around the country. Chandan Snana and the Snana Yatra are also celebrated here.

Things to Do in Puri

There are ample of places to visit in Puri. Swarming with tourists all year round, Puri is packed with many Puri attractions. Lord Jagannath Temple is the main sightseeing in Puri. Dedicated to Lord Jagannath, this temple is a sacred place for the Hindus. During your Puri tour, you must the Puri Beach. The beach is long and sandy and has many stalls lined up.

From the list of Puri tourist places, one must visit the Konark Sun Temple. Shaped in a gigantic chariot, the temple is declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Puri places to visit include Chilika Lake and Swargadwar. Among places to see in Puri, Golden beach is worth a visit.

Food and Shopping  in Puri

Apart from sightseeing, there are many other things to do in Puri such as shopping. The Swargadwar area is famous for buying artefacts made of shells and oyster. Decorative pieces are also sold here. Weaved saris namely Passapali, Ikat and Bomkai are popular here and one must make it a point to leave Puri after buying these beauties.

Oriya cuisine is the main food of Puri. The city hosts a lot of budget friendly restaurants and upscale restaurants as well. Bhojohori Manna, Chung Wah Restaurant, Bakers Boutique and The Gajapati are few popular restaurants.

Accommodation in Puri

Tourists who are wondering how to reach Puri can choose from various options such as flight, cab and bus. Located at a distance of 60 km, Bhubaneswar Airport is the closest airport to Puri. One can take a flight to Bhubaneshwar and then a taxi, bus or train to Puri. There are regular flights to and from places such as Delhi, Mumbai, etc.

Since Puri is an eminent tourist destination, it is brimming with tourists all throughout the year. Therefore, it advisable to book hotels in Puri well in advance to avoid the last minute hassles. From resorts to guesthouses to hotels, there are ample of accommodation options in Puri that provide the best of services. One can choose the place of accommodation according to one’s budget and comfort. There are many hotels in Puri that are located in close proximity to Puri sightseeing places. Plan a trip to Puri early this season with your friends and family.



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Amarendra

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  • Amarendra
  • Lives in Patna
  • 4 Reviews
  •  404 readers

"Enjoyable" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Very good place situated near sea beach.
Must visit konark temple, Jagganath temple and Chilka lake. Be aware of fake boat owners in chilka.
Hire a taxi with local driver which will save your time and money.
Be care full choosing your hotel, as most of the hotel there are not up to the standard and unhygienic.
Always carry packaged drinking water with you.
Charges for a Inovva for all above trip will cost you nearly 8000/-
Hotl for a couple will cost you nearly 3500 on APAI.
PLAN YOUR JOURNEY AND ENJOY.
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Nitin Desai

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  • Nitin Desai
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  193 readers

"Its a City where you get looted at every step" new review

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
First I was taken to the Holiday Home by the auto rickshaw driver. Latter I found from the Pan shopkeeper nearby that the auto-rickshaw drivers take 50% commission from what you paid as room rent. Thas why I thought why I am paying 1, 800 for a night. I visited Chilika Lake, there too the car driver who took us there earned 500 rupees from our boat fee. We were charged some 1200 rupees for a 45 minutes boat ride. Inside Jagannath Temple too the Panda gave us a fake receipt calling it Government office and handing over few Prasad and charging us more that 300 rupees. Its complete loot there. Be careful guys. Book your room in advance from trusted travel agents.
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Ajoy Seal

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  • Ajoy Seal
  • Lives in Howrah
  • 29 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1173 readers

"A very good place to have relaxation" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Puri, which also known as Srikhetra the place of Lord Jagannath. While you visit the Temple of Lord Jagannath the famous Lord Sakshi Go pal will be the witness of your visit. There is also the Lord Lingaraj, one of the 12 jyotirlingas in The World. There is also the Sun Temple Konark. No one can believe The engineering of the Konark Temple by which The Sun can be locate within the temple & the stage parallel. You can find also the Dhauligiri which was the Shanti Stupa made after the Kalinga Yuddha & the symbol of Peace. There is also Udaygiri, Khandagiri, Chandrabhaga & many other places to visit.

Aside religious tour the Puri Beach itself a place for mind refreshment, relaxation & a lot to eat Seafoods like Yummy Lobsters, Pomfrets, Hilsa, Prawns, & don't forget the crabs.

I have visited Chilika also. I witnessed here the adventure of Pearl, Red Coral, Moonstone, Emerald which I see at Discovery. I also found 3 pearls, 1 moonstone & 2 emeralds from the shells. I have spend much time at beach also.
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Mrinmoy Bhadra

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  • Mrinmoy Bhadra
  • 9 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  554 readers

"Very nice"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is comfortable for me, my mother and aunt. Really very good, whatever we need we just inform one time and they supply it at urgent basis. I remember when my mom's health was not good that time they give suggestions of a doctor and quickly he cared
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C.s. manish Dasgupta

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  • C.s. manish Dasgupta
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 7 photos
  • 84 Reviews
  •  120 helpful votes
  •  33726 readers

"Puri, home to Shri Jagannath Mahaprabhu"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Like every year visited Puri in the month of June. Friends you will be spellbound after visiting Jagannath temple, sea beach (starting from Puri hotel). Try visiting Konark temple, Nandankanan and Chilka. Take sunscreen with you (as the UV Index remains high). Worth visiting during the month of July (famous chariot festival known as Ratha-yatra takes place). We are lucky enough as we belong to an ashram which has been given the liberty to offer bhog on Ratha-Saptami. Overall a great place to be with frontiersman.
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Tanay Bachhar

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  • Tanay Bachhar
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 6 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  695 readers

"Nice place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Best place to stay near Sargwadwar, Konark, Lingaraj, Dhuli, Nandan Kanan are the best place for sight seeing. You can enjoy your self on Puri beach. Excellent view of sunrise and sun set in clear day. Jagannath temple is the main attraction of Puri. Rs. 8000 is enough for 3 days budget tour including sightseeing, hotel, food, train fare form Kolkata and return back for per person.
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Subhasischatterjee

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  • Subhasischatterjee
  • 2 Reviews
  •  720 readers

"Super place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Super place to visit with family, friends also as couple. Just go there eat fresh sea foods and enjoy your holidays. It's just super. I visit it 18 times believe me it is just a super family holiday place and enjoy guys. You must visit to the great temple. It is just not a religious place it is also a great beauty of art. Pray form your heart to the Almighty god.
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Soubhagya Parida

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  • Soubhagya Parida
  • Lives in Jaleswar
  • 17 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1395 readers

"Nice place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was an amazing trip to Puri beach. The waves of the ocean gently hitting the shore. The birds around there, creating a romantic environment at night. The night sky lights at one side and night at the another side creates a perfect scenery to stay.
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Devjeet Bose

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  • Devjeet Bose
  • 4 Reviews
  •  827 readers

"Devotional place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The Jagannath Temple of Puri is a sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Jagannath and located on the eastern coast of India, at Puri in the state of Odisha. The temple was built in the 12th century atop its ruins by the progenitor of the Eastern Ganga dynasty, King Anantavarman Chodaganga Deva. The temple is famous for its annual Rath Yatra, or chariot festival. The Gods Jagannath, Balabhadra and the Goddess Subhadra constitute the main trinity of deities worshiped at the temple. Temple has 4 entrances in all directions. The temple remains open from 5 am to 12 midnight. The temple is one of the holiest Hindu Char Dham (four divine sites) sites comprising Rameswaram, Badrinath, Puri and Dwarka. Daily offerings are made to the Lord six times a day. The temple's kitchen is considered as the largest kitchen in the world.
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Akanksha Rastogi

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  • Akanksha Rastogi
  • Lives in Jamshedpur
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  832 readers

"Nice place for enjoying vacation"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It's a nice place with clean sea beach but you need proper boarding and lodging arrangement for visiting Puri. Mandir is open from 4 am to 11 pm, and the best time to visit mandir is between 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm as you find it less crowded. First day we stayed at Hare Krishna Lodge within 50 meters of Uttara Dwara of Jagannathji mandir and visited temple with Mr. Chintamani a guide from lodge, he saved our time and money as the system of pandas is same as other temples so don't go with pocket full of money. You can enjoy sea beach from 4 am to 12 am, for that I think Sterling Resort is the best and from 2nd day we shifted to Sterling Resort. Enjoyed a lot.
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